Urban Conservation

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Please join us as Rob Franke, Mayor of Cedar Hill, Texas talks to us about Urban Conservation.

Meeting will be: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Rob Franke is a peacemaker.  His diverse background includes resolving complex issues through consensus, shared values and mutual success in high-energy situations.  Rob’s experience in mediation, engineering, business, political environments, and charged situations provides clear focus to turn challenges to opportunity.

Rob is serving his 8th term as Mayor of Cedar Hill.  He has served 19 years as mayor, plus three years’ service on the city council (two years as Mayor Pro Tem).  He is the 2011 recipient of the William J. Pitstick Award – presented annually by the 16-county North Central Texas Council of Governments, to recognize an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to “regionalism” by promoting cooperation between citizens and government officials.  He currently serves as secretary of the Regional Transportation Council of North Texas.

Educated as a chemical engineer, Rob is also a certified mediator specializing in public policy, engineering, and municipal conflicts.  Rob has a diverse business background from environmental remediation to infrastructure engineering, serving on boards of directors, and part owner in his own engineering firm.  He also serves on numerous regional boards, non-profit corporation boards, and ministries.

The May Chapter meeting:

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Schedule:
6:30 Meet and eat
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:30 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

The meeting place for the May meeting is:

Meadows Conference Center
Oak Corner Conference Room
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204
214-821-0911

As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!

Jim’s This & That, Apr 15-30

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Jim’s This&That, April 15-30, 2017 Take a look inside for… Texas art/ H. Garrett event / raptor photos / ecological restoration / monarch watchers / rare plants / eagle tours / hog forum / birdsong ID *** Every day, I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Apr 1-15

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7102, 51-1 lirpA: TAHT dna SIHT S’MIJ   April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. Mark Twain The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. Will Rogers Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. Charles Lamb *** Planning for the plant sales? At the Heard Museum: Meet the Plants – a Preview of the Native Plants… Read More →

Dwight Wilson – How tracking can make you a better Naturalist

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The April Chapter meeting will be at Mountain View College
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Please join us as Dwight Wilson shows and talks about tracks and sign, but also about how wildlife interacts and connects to it’s environment. Understanding the big picture of tracking will connect the Naturalist to the wildlife they track and also to nature!

Dwight was raised on a small farm where he roamed the woods and learned to hunt and trap at a young age. In 1990 a close friend of his gave him a book calledThe Tracker by Tom Brown Jr. Dwight said “I was hooked. That’s when I started to seriously study tracking.” He went on to study at Tom Brown’s Tracker School, Wilderness Awareness School, and with incredible Trackers like Paul Rezendes, Charles Worsham, Stanley Liston, and Nathan Kempton.

His passion for nature and tracking has given him on many adventures and provided opportunities to share the art of tracking with others including home schooled children, youth organizations, environmental educators, law enforcement and military units. Dwight is also the author of two books on the subject of tracking called Following Tracks Vol.1 and 2.

 

 

The April Chapter meeting:

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Schedule:
6:30 Meet and eat
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

The meeting place for the April meeting is:
Mountain View College
W181/183
4849 W. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, TX 75211

As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!